By Robert Kayindi James
Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) side Bright Stars held the Uganda Cranes to a one-all draw yesterday in trial match played at the Nakivubo War Memorial stadium.
KCCA’s Derrick Nsibambi connected well with Mohammad Shaban’s cross to head passed Nicholas Ssebwato to the give the Cranes a lead before Yubu Bogere levelled matters for the Kawempe based side.
Bright Stars are preparing to take on URA FC in the Uganda Premier League while the Uganda Cranes continue with non-residential training ahead of the January 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon. The Cranes take on Uganda Cup reigning champions, Vipers SC today in a similar arrangement.
Meanwhile, coach Micho is expected to name a provisional squad of over 40 players on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala during the weekly press conference.
Team Line ups:
Uganda Cranes Team 1: Ismail Watenga (G.K), Denis Okot Oola, Joseph Ochaya, Richard Kasagga Jjuuko, Timothy Dennis Awany, Tonny Mawejje, Dennis Iguma, Kezironi Kizito, Derrick Nsibambi, Muhammad Shaban, Edrisa Lubega
Uganda Cranes Team 2: Ismail Watenga (G.K), Nicolas Wadada, Shafiq Batambuze, Rashid Toha, Halid Lwaliwa, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Geofrey Sserunkuma, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Paul Mucureezi, Yunus Sentamu
Bright Stars 15: Nicholas Ssebwato, Moses Ssekasana, Innocent Assimwe, Jimmy Kakooza, Abdulnoor Kanaana, Sulaiman Ssekajja Ssebunza, Victor Aweko, Abraham Kisa, Methidous Jjungu, Joshua Kawadwa, Jackson Kibirige, Seif Batte, Fred Ssegujja, Yubu Bogere, Ali Okitto Subs: Cleo Ssetuba (G.K), Hakim Mugerwa, Andrew Kaggwa, Martin Kivumbi